NEW YORK and PARIS, Nov. 7 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridiam, a leading global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure, announced today that Thilo Tecklenburg has been named Chief Operating Officer for North America. Starting January, he will be based in the company's New York office as he takes over from Olivier Garnier, recently named Global Risk Officer.
"The North American infrastructure market is in the starting blocks for unprecedented growth up ahead in 2015, and Thilo's commercial experience in coordinating projects and partners will be a valuable asset as we further expand our investment footprint in the region," declared Meridiam Founder/CEO Thierry Deau.
"We're delighted to have Thilo serve as COO on our North American leadership bench. His depth of experience in P3 business development will be a valuable addition to the team as we work on accelerating our growth in the North American market," added Jane Garvey, Chairman, North America.
Before joining Meridiam in October 2013, Thilo was the head of Bilfinger Project Investments' Development Team in North America, where he was responsible for business development and pursuits of P3 projects within the North American marketplace. He has extensive experience with availability type P3 projects and has led consortia for projects in several Canadian provinces and U.S. states, totaling a committed finance volume of over $5 billion. Thilo played an active role in securing Bilfinger's first P3 project in the United States, the East End Crossing Project in Indiana, and was also instrumental in the company's efforts to enter new sectors.
Prior to coming to North America in early 2007, Thilo worked on transportation and social building P3 projects in Continental Europe and Australia, where his role included project finance structuring, project management and coordination with all stakeholders for the successful tendering and closing of major infrastructure projects. He was involved in several successful projects, such as Royal Women's Hospital in Australia, M6 Motorway in Hungary and E18 Motorway in Norway. He holds an engineering degree and a Ph.D. from the Technical University in Brunswick, Germany.
Founded in 2005, Meridiam is an independent investment firm specialized in the development, financing, and management of long-term public infrastructure projects. With offices in Paris, New York, Toronto and Istanbul, Meridiam is the leading investor in public infrastructure in Europe and North America. Currently managing $3.5 billion of assets, the firm has to date invested in 32 projects. Designated Global Infrastructure Fund of the Year for the third time in 2012, Meridiam was also the first investor and asset manager to receive ISO 9001 certification.
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